Friday, January 8, 2010

Final votes Monday on NJ environmental bills

Dozens of pieces of environmental legislation will be in play on Monday when members of the New Jersey Legislture cast their final votes of the expiring two-year session.

Among the bills vying for final legislative passage are:

A-2202 - Authorizes any municipality outside Highlands Region to establish receiving zones for Highlands transfer of development rights program.

A-2649/S-1833 - Authorizes Greenwood Lake Commission to charge fees.

A-2859/S-1538 - Provides for installation of biomass, solar, and wind energy facilities on farms.

A-3218 /S-1096 - Creates a state Solar and Wind Energy Commission.

A-3239/S-713 - Establishes forest stewardship and forest certification programs in DEP

A-3339 - Concerns on-site generation facilities

A-4340/S-3126 - Concerns disclosure statements and certain other requirements for licensing of solid waste and hazardous waste operations.

A-4342/S-3039 - Requires eligible applicants for innocent party grants from "Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund" to own subject property through application process

A-2796/S-1059 - Requires DEP to designate three sites on State-owned land where all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles may be used.

Passed and sent to the governor yesterday were:

A-3835 Aca1R Watson Coleman, B. (D-15)Mandates professional engineers to complete continuing professional competency requirements during each biennial licensure period, and

S-2019 Codey, R.J. (D-27); Coutinho, A. (D-29)
Repeals the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium statute.

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